Storytime bedtime

I made you a read-aloud mp3! A bedtime story from me to you.

It's my favorite one of the Finnish folk poems collectively known as the Kalevala. I picked it because it's tragical and pretty, and because it's meant to be recited/sung as opposed to read. So, a fair amount of repetition, and occasionally you can sense the rhythm even through the translation, and you don't have to listen intently, just sort of...absorb it.

It's Poem Four from Francis Peabody Magoun Jr.'s translation. Download here.

I used this free recorder. Quality's not magnificent, but it'll have to do for distance read-aloud for now.

And there's one more poem which finishes the episode of Aino and Väinämöinen, which I will put up sometime this week. It makes the story prettier and less tragical.

5 comments:

Danielle 5/17/2010 6:45 PM  

i like this idea (:

Jenica 5/18/2010 2:22 PM  

thank you!

Holly 5/18/2010 7:49 PM  

I hope it's nice insomnia medicine. :)

Milli 5/19/2010 2:16 PM  

Cool! Neat idea.

Holly 5/19/2010 11:04 PM  

Milli - Came up the last time I was talking about reading aloud on Twitter.

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